Richard E. Folks
A Celebration of Life for Richard E. Folks, 91, Eudora will be held 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2015 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary –Eudora Chapel. Inurnment will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery at a later date. He died May 24, 2015 at Medicalodges Eudora.
Richard was born on September 26, 1923 in Lawrence, KS the son of Guy Mason and Eunice Edna (Manter) Folks.
He married Elsie M. Mullin on November 10, 1943. They divorced in 1968. He married Opal Hanna in 1970 and they later divorced.
Richard was a Douglas County farmer and pipe fitter. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge and Pipe Fitters Union. Richard was a fan of Jayhawk sports and the Kansas City Royals.
Survivors include two daughters, Janet Gabriel and husband, Mark, Eudora, Mary Jane Church and husband, Orville, Lawrence; son, Larry Folks, Eudora; sister, Marjorie Black, Lawrence; step daughter, Lois Weldon, Lawrence; 15 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Kenneth on May 17, 1984 and Richard Folks, Jr. on January 15, 2010; two brothers, Herbert Mason Folks, John Paul Folks; two sisters, Eunice Virginia Ayers, Katherine “Katie” Holloway; one granddaughter and one great granddaughter.
The family will greet friends from 6:00 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2015 one hour prior to the service at Warren-McElwain Mortuary –Eudora Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Eudora United Methodist Church, Grace Hospice or Eudora Medicalodges-Activites Fund and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
Online condolences may be sent to www.warrenmcelwain.com